Priority Setting for Environment and Health Research in Ireland
Environmental Protection Agency | Published May 25, 2017 - Deadline June 22, 2017
79311000, 79311100, 79311300
Our health and wellbeing is inextricably linked to our surrounding environment and understanding the associations between environmental opportunities and threats and human health and wellbeing is of paramount importance and fundamental to the development of good environmental and public health policy and, ultimately, good human health and wellbeing.
In mutual recognition of the interconnectedness of the environment and human health and wellbeing, the EPA and the HSE have committed to collaborating on a number of initiatives with the ultimate aim of delivering effective outcomes for the people of Ireland. In supporting, promoting and investing in environment and health research, the EPA and HSE aim to develop key national capacity and cooperation in this area of research, generate scientifically-credible, robust and timely data and evidence, make assessments of priority issues as well as strategic opportunities for Ireland and, ultimately, mobilise this knowledge for protection of the environment and promotion and enhancement of human health and wellbeing.
To map and best inform the future direction of Environment and Health research in Ireland, as well as the EPA and HSE’s (and other national funders) research support therein, there is a need to perform an extensive stakeholder consultation and prioritisation exercise to identify the knowledge gaps, research needs and areas of strategic opportunity for Ireland. It is expected that a comprehensive roadmap and set of priorities for Environment and Health research for Ireland, which is grounded in national needs and at the same time reflects European and international (including World Health Organisation (WHO)) assessments of current and emerging risks and challenges, will be developed through this work.
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